Rick Miller has been involved in the graphic arts since high school. He grew up running a printing press in his father’s basement. After graduating from Ursinus College with honors in fine arts, he worked for a publishing company and a printing company that he later purchased. That company, which he named Market Street Graphics grew from two employees to twelve in five years. As the printing business flourished, Rick decided to pursue his creative interests. He sold the company and began freelancing as a photographer, writer and designer. That freelance business evolved into Northlight Advertising and in 1996 Rick moved the company from his home to a studio in Exton where he hired a team and produced everything from brochures, ad campaigns and web sites to videos and displays.
In 2008, Rick and his wife purchased the former West Pikeland Township building in Chester Springs, just one mile from their home. Originally built as a high school in 1907, the historic two-room brick beauty got a complete facelift and a 3500 square foot addition to become Northlight’s new national headquarters. Rick did the primary design for the project, which was completed in autumn of 2009. This unique building now provides an inspiring setting for the Northlight staff as they continue to create some of the region’s most recognized brands, distinctive logos, definitive taglines, award winning ad campaigns, effective marketing materials and elegant, functional web sites – for a wide variety of clients from small businesses, corporations and educational institutions to restaurants, museums and the country’s finest home builders.